Hannibal Buress signs deal with Comedy Central: television pilot, national tour and more to come

By | May 22, 2013 at 11:36 am | One comment | feature slider, News | Tags: ,

For those of us who have followed Hannibal Buress since before the release of his masterful debut album My Name is Hannibal in 2010, this piece of news should come as no surprise: Comedy Central has inked a massive, cross-platform deal with the 30-year-old comedian. As part of the relationship, Buress will have a recurring role in the upcoming series Broad City (produced by Amy Poehler), in which he’s appeared before when it was exclusively online. Buress will also executive produce a television pilot for the network, will tape an hour stand-up special (his second for Comedy Central) and will set off on a national live tour.

“This is really exciting,” says Buress. “I can finally quit my day job at Quiznos. People talk down about the Illuminati a lot but this is proof that membership has its benefits.”

Buress has inked previous deals with ABC (to develop a cop series) and Fox (to develop a show with Jonah Hill) and he already appears on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. He’s also been a staff writer for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. To celebrate the good news, let’s check out Buress’ appearance on last year’s Night of Too Many Stars, Comedy Central’s live benefit for autism research and education.

The Laughspin interview with Hannibal Buress.

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  • Jorge Garrido

    It’s better than showing the tepid response he got when he closed out Youtube’s big Comedy Week live show.

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